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  • CatBostonTraveler
    Arlington, VA263 contributions
    Beautiful structure with fascinating history! Photographer's playground! Amazing light, color & shapes. Security is strict and the walk down from the roof is long (~400 stairs) after an elevator ride up. Definitely worth it to see the colorful mosaics up close. Be sure to visit when in Barcelona!
    Written 18 February 2024
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  • Lauro A
    Curitiba, PR30 contributions
    Beautiful place, it represents well Gaudi work.
    But! Tickets are more expensive than they should be, comparing to similar places in Europe
    Written 4 February 2024
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  • wireless_in_CA
    United States4,977 contributions
    We enjoyed staying close to the Old Quarter and walking through different parts every day.

    The small and rambling streets were filled with many old or historical buildings. Some buildings seemed like a jigsaw puzzle having been built by reusing pieces from different eras of Barcelonas history.

    There were lots of restaurants, bars to eat or drink along with churches, museums to visit and plazas to hang out and people watch or be entertained by street performers.

    We felt safe walking around here both in the day and night. Nighttime was much less crowded and quieter.

    It was also nice not seeing and hearing many cars due to the driving restrictions and narrows streets.
    Written 11 February 2024
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  • wireless_in_CA
    United States4,977 contributions
    We decided at the last minute to visit and got lucky by joining the last guided tour of the day.

    It started with a movie in the Petit Palau. We then walked into the original building to visit the foyer. However a private event precluded us from entering and fully seeing it.

    We climbed the grand staircase and then entered the amazing concert hall. The central skylight up above was truly a sight to see. Even with the storm clouds outside it still let in a lot of light. The decor was modernism that also incorporated musical muses and so glad we could see a lot of it up close. We were also allowed to walk on stage as our guide continued the tour and then setup for a demonstration of the massive organ. The sound was beautiful and hopefully we can come back to enjoy an actual concert.

    The Lluis Millet Hall was one floor above the concert hall and contained a special art exhibit. Outside was the balcony where many instagrammable photos were taken with the beautiful mosaic columns.

    We finished the tour on the balcony over looking the concert hall which was a great perspective to see its entirety. We did find the seats not very comfortable though!

    Outside the fascade of the Palau was also a must see including the statues of many famous composers. It was not as easy to see all the details due to the surrounding buildings and tight street. Our guide used the 2nd floor balcony to point out details in the reflections to the opposite building’s windows.

    This should be a must see when in Barcelona. Well worth the time to see this UNESCO designated building.
    Written 6 February 2024
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  • stephrab
    New York City, NY726 contributions
    This is truly a masterpiece and architecture that anyone from a five-year-old to 100-year-old would find interesting.

    Give yourself plenty of time. Do not rush. If you are not familiar with the architect, take the more expensive tour you can learn about him and this building and many of the other buildings that he has done.

    Give yourself at least three hours to slowly look and explore. Buy your ticket online and it will save you much hassle. Download the app for this particular attraction.
    Written 28 January 2024
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  • Waleed H
    Amman, Jordan26 contributions
    If u visit barcelona...u have to visit the camp nou....the whole tour...it is a must see in ur life time
    The tour is amazing
    The history and the legacy is unbeatable
    Even if you are not a football fan...u should visit
    Written 12 January 2024
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  • vichy
    NYC554 contributions
    This cathedral is slightly out of the way compared to the other major tourist sites, but it's so so so so worth it. Hands down, this was actually my favorite one in the city (caveat that this is if you're a fan of gothic architecture). There is a grandeur and a peacefulness that comes through with this cathedral that's incomparable to all the other ones I visited in Barcelona. Also, I loved that there is more freedom with climbing up to the terraces than I've experienced at other cathedrals - you're given instructions on where the stairs are located, but you can go at your own time and your own pace. And in my case, I actually went up more than once, the experience and view from the top was so memorable. There's a wonderful viewing platform that's been set up at the top, with views of the sea.
    Written 27 January 2024
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  • Sabrina C
    3 contributions
    There are so many places to shop and eat here. The Casa Batillo and Casa Mila are here on the Passeig. Come to shop for all the luxury goods and see the sights. Bring a luggage with you to place your bags into though… and take a taxi back to your hotel if you shop… although relatively safe, be aware of your surroundings at all times.
    Written 1 February 2024
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  • Eileen108
    Mount Shasta, CA4,313 contributions
    Worth a visit, it has interesting architecture in the main entry, the attic was amazing, and of course the roof with the elaborate chimneys is a treat!
    Written 17 February 2024
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  • Andrea Middleton
    Auckland, New Zealand47 contributions
    Possibly one of my favourite Gaudi properties. Every surface was so beautifully decorated. The audio guide was very good. I would recommend this museum.
    Written 18 February 2024
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  • Tommo
    Melbourne, Australia50,267 contributions
    The Barcelona Cathedral, is a magnificant Gothic cathedral.

    The cathedral was constructed from the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries.

    In the late nineteenth century, the neo-Gothic façade was constructed over the plain exterio.

    If you go to the rear of the church you will see hgow plain that is.
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • Legitum
    Exeter, UK44 contributions
    We attended one night, hoping that we could enjoy the spectacular view of the fountain and the city. Sadly, the fountain was turned off, I guess because of the winter months. We were still able to enjoy some rather spectacular views down into Barcelona, which made the trip worthwhile. Just a shame that the fountain was not on at the time. Do make sure you go to the very top of the steps/escalators.
    Written 17 February 2024
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  • Tommo
    Melbourne, Australia50,267 contributions
    This building was formerly a hospital until 2009 and built between 1901 and 1930.

    The new hospital is built beside this building.

    The architecure is unique and amazing Art Nouveau) and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

    It contains 12 pavilions connected through underground galleries.

    It really is a historical and architectural masterpiece and offers offers workspace to high-profile social organizations such as the WHO, Banco Farmacéutico, Barcelona Health Hub, EMEA, UN-HABITAT and more.
    Written 10 February 2024
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  • Rahul Habbu
    Mumbai, India92 contributions
    Las Ramblas in Barcelona is a captivating boulevard that pulsates with energy and culture. Stretching for about 1.2 kilometers, this bustling promenade is a mosaic of street performances, vibrant markets, and an eclectic mix of shops and cafes.

    Wandering along Las Ramblas, I was immersed in the lively atmosphere created by street artists showcasing their talents, from musicians to living statues. The La Boqueria market, with its colorful array of fresh produce and local delicacies, is a sensory delight.

    Cafes and restaurants lining the boulevard offer the perfect spots for people-watching, and the diverse cuisine caters to every taste. The street is alive day and night, making it an ideal place to soak in the city's dynamic spirit.

    As I strolled, the Gothic Quarter and other historical landmarks revealed themselves, seamlessly connected to Las Ramblas. While the street can be crowded, especially during peak hours, the diversity of people adds to its charm.

    Exploring the side streets branching off from Las Ramblas led to hidden gems and quaint squares, providing a balance between the lively main street and more intimate spaces.

    For anyone visiting Barcelona, Las Ramblas is a must-see destination that encapsulates the essence of the city—its culture, vibrancy, and the intertwining of history and modern life.
    Written 31 January 2024
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  • willow731
    Inverness, UK269 contributions
    We've never explored this area properly before and although it was nice and I can see how people love it, we still prefer the Gothic area but maybe it's because we know it a lot better. In El Born there was some amazing little shops, loads of great quirky cafes and bars but the few that we stopped at, although they were lovely, there always seemed to be a lot of "characters" hanging around outside. I would definitely recommend a browse though and decide for yourself what your favourite area is.
    Written 18 October 2023
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